Period
to 21 October 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for Data Science skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Data Science over the 6 months to 21 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Data Science
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
21 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 90 76 95
Rank change year-on-year -14 +19 +23
Permanent jobs citing Data Science 56 75 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 2.49% 2.99% 2.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.66% 3.15% 2.39%
Number of salaries quoted 35 52 33
Edinburgh median annual salary £55,000 £63,750 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.73% +59.38% -20.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £26,500 £32,100
90th Percentile £108,750 £90,000 £110,400
Scotland median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +16.67% -5.26%

Data Science is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Edinburgh
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2,108 2,384 2,514
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 93.77% 95.02% 93.46%
Number of salaries quoted 1,172 1,456 1,508
Edinburgh median annual salary £45,100 £46,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.01% +9.41% -5.56%
10th Percentile £27,750 £28,875 £27,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £75,000 £66,250
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27% -

Data Science
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing Data Science as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for Data Science in Edinburgh

Data Science
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Data Science in Edinburgh.

Salary trend for Data Science in Edinburgh

Data Science
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Data Science in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 21 October 2019.

Salary histogram for Data Science in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 21 October 2019, IT jobs citing Data Science also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for Data Science.

1 33 (58.93%) Python
2 24 (42.86%) Machine Learning
2 24 (42.86%) Analytics
3 19 (33.93%) Mathematics
4 18 (32.14%) Degree
5 15 (26.79%) SQL
6 14 (25.00%) Software Engineering
6 14 (25.00%) Data Analytics
6 14 (25.00%) R
7 12 (21.43%) AWS
7 12 (21.43%) Hadoop
8 11 (19.64%) Big Data
9 10 (17.86%) Computer Science
9 10 (17.86%) MATLAB
10 9 (16.07%) ETL
10 9 (16.07%) Visualisation
10 9 (16.07%) Physics
10 9 (16.07%) Statistical Analysis
10 9 (16.07%) Apache Spark
10 9 (16.07%) Algorithms
11 8 (14.29%) Statistics
11 8 (14.29%) Azure
11 8 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
11 8 (14.29%) Data Modelling
12 7 (12.50%) SAP
12 7 (12.50%) Linux
12 7 (12.50%) Data Visualisation
12 7 (12.50%) Power BI
12 7 (12.50%) Relational Database

Data Science
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (16.07%) Apache Spark
2 6 (10.71%) SAS
3 1 (1.79%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 6 (10.71%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 12 (21.43%) AWS
2 8 (14.29%) Azure
3 7 (12.50%) Power Platform
4 4 (7.14%) SaaS
5 3 (5.36%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (3.57%) GCP
7 1 (1.79%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (1.79%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (1.79%) Qubole
7 1 (1.79%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.79%) Internet
1 1 (1.79%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (21.43%) Hadoop
2 11 (19.64%) Big Data
3 7 (12.50%) Power BI
3 7 (12.50%) Relational Database
4 5 (8.93%) RDBMS
5 4 (7.14%) NoSQL
5 4 (7.14%) SQL Server
6 3 (5.36%) Data Lake
6 3 (5.36%) MongoDB
6 3 (5.36%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.79%) Amazon Athena
7 1 (1.79%) Amazon Aurora
7 1 (1.79%) Amazon Redshift
7 1 (1.79%) Apache Hive
7 1 (1.79%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Hudson
General
1 6 (10.71%) Finance
1 6 (10.71%) Marketing
2 3 (5.36%) Advertising
2 3 (5.36%) Electronics
2 3 (5.36%) Manufacturing
2 3 (5.36%) Public Sector
2 3 (5.36%) Retail
2 3 (5.36%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.79%) Banking
3 1 (1.79%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.79%) Local Government
3 1 (1.79%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 17 (30.36%) Data Scientist
2 9 (16.07%) Data Engineer
2 9 (16.07%) Data Manager
3 7 (12.50%) Senior Data Scientist
4 5 (8.93%) Analytics Manager
4 5 (8.93%) Data Analytics Manager
4 5 (8.93%) Data Science Manager
5 4 (7.14%) Developer
5 4 (7.14%) Product Manager
6 3 (5.36%) Analyst
6 3 (5.36%) Big Data Developer
6 3 (5.36%) Data Analyst
6 3 (5.36%) Development Manager
6 3 (5.36%) Senior Data Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) Software Development Manager
6 3 (5.36%) Software Manager
7 2 (3.57%) Data Analytics Consultant
7 2 (3.57%) Data Consultant
7 2 (3.57%) Machine Learning Scientist
7 2 (3.57%) Software Product Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.36%) Natural Language Processing
1 3 (5.36%) NumPy
1 3 (5.36%) Pandas
2 2 (3.57%) .NET
2 2 (3.57%) Kafka
2 2 (3.57%) SciPy
2 2 (3.57%) TensorFlow
3 1 (1.79%) AngularJS
3 1 (1.79%) CSS
3 1 (1.79%) Flask
3 1 (1.79%) HTML
3 1 (1.79%) jQuery
3 1 (1.79%) Keras
3 1 (1.79%) Matplotlib
3 1 (1.79%) Node.js
3 1 (1.79%) Redux
3 1 (1.79%) REST
3 1 (1.79%) SpaCy
3 1 (1.79%) Vue.js
3 1 (1.79%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.07%) Algorithms
2 5 (8.93%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (12.50%) Linux
2 2 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (42.86%) Analytics
1 24 (42.86%) Machine Learning
2 19 (33.93%) Mathematics
3 14 (25.00%) Data Analytics
3 14 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 10 (17.86%) Computer Science
5 9 (16.07%) ETL
5 9 (16.07%) Physics
5 9 (16.07%) Statistical Analysis
5 9 (16.07%) Visualisation
6 8 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
6 8 (14.29%) Data Modelling
6 8 (14.29%) Statistics
7 7 (12.50%) Data Visualisation
8 6 (10.71%) Artificial Intelligence
8 6 (10.71%) Bioinformatics
9 5 (8.93%) Data Transformation
9 5 (8.93%) DevOps
9 5 (8.93%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 33 (58.93%) Python
2 15 (26.79%) SQL
3 14 (25.00%) R
4 10 (17.86%) MATLAB
5 4 (7.14%) JavaScript
6 3 (5.36%) Scala
7 2 (3.57%) Java
7 2 (3.57%) Ruby
8 1 (1.79%) C++
8 1 (1.79%) Go
8 1 (1.79%) Perl
Qualifications
1 18 (32.14%) Degree
2 6 (10.71%) PhD
3 5 (8.93%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (7.14%) Numerate Degree
5 2 (3.57%) AWS Certification
6 1 (1.79%) CCNA
6 1 (1.79%) CCNP
6 1 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.14%) GLP
1 4 (7.14%) GMP
2 3 (5.36%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.79%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 7 (12.50%) SAP
2 4 (7.14%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.14%) Minitab
2 4 (7.14%) Tableau
3 2 (3.57%) Alteryx
3 2 (3.57%) Canon
3 2 (3.57%) RapidMiner
3 2 (3.57%) Red Hat
3 2 (3.57%) Splunk
4 1 (1.79%) Databricks